Trump Connections to Russia and Vladimir Putin

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Video shows Trump’s connections to Russia

 

Three Decades Of Trump’s Russian Ties Exposed In One Democratic Coalition Report

Donald Trump has been visiting Moscow since 1987, has extensive Russian business ties and is lying to the American public by denying his active businesses and multi-decade venture to extend the Trump Organization into that country. That’s the conclusion of a Democratic Coalition report written by Scott Dworkin, which provides a 24-point explainer of the President-elect’s lengthy ties to Russia.

 

 

 

Trump has denied having any Russia connections. Details on this page show his claims are false.

Russian interests overlapped with Trump’s team show contacts in chronological order:

Dec. 10, 2015: Michael Flynn, an early Trump supporter who would eventually be named national security adviser, travels to Moscow for an event honoring the Kremlin-backed news outlet RT. There, he participates in a banquet during which he shares a table with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

January 2016: Michael Cohen, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, emails Putin’s spokesperson seeking help with a real estate development project in Moscow. The project is eventually abandoned.

April 27: Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, meets with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at a campaign event at Washington’s Mayflower Hotel. Jeff Sessions, then a senator and eventually Trump’s attorney general, may have greeted Kislyak as well.

June 6: Donald Trump Jr. may have spoken by phone with Emin Agalarov, a musician and developer who worked with the Trumps on the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. Trump Jr. and Agalarov each claim not to remember speaking, but the following day a meeting is set up between Trump Jr. and other campaign staff predicated on the sharing of information detrimental to Democrat Hillary Clinton from the Russian government.

June 9: That meeting happens. It includes Trump Jr., Kushner and Manafort. They meet with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer linked to the Russian government, and Rinat Akhmetshin, who has ties to Russian intelligence.

July 7: Manafort offers to brief Deripaska.

July 7: Carter Page, identified by Trump as an adviser on foreign policy, travels to Moscow — with the campaign’s blessing — for an event.

July 18: At an event at the Republican National Convention, Sessions and Kislyak greet each other.

Sept. 8: Sessions and Kislyak meet again, this time in Sessions’s Senate office. At some point, Sessions and Kislyak apparently discuss the campaign.

Oct. 11: Trump Jr. gives a speech in Paris to a group linked to Russian interests. One of the organizers later briefs the Kremlin on the event.

Dec. 1: Flynn and Kushner meet with Kislyak at Trump Tower. At this meeting, they allegedly discuss setting up a secret communications system between Trump’s team and Moscow.

Dec. 8: Page again travels to Moscow for an event.

Dec. 13: Kushner, apparently at Kislyak’s urging, meets with Sergey Gorkov, head of the Russian bank VEB, which is under sanctions. The next day, Gorkov travels to Japan, where Putin was visiting.

Dec. 25: Flynn texts Kislyak.

Dec. 29: Flynn speaks with Kislyak multiple times, apparently discussing the imminent imposition of new sanctions by the U.S. government, partly in response to Russian meddling in the campaign.

On July 7 of this year, Trump and Putin finally meet face-to-face

 

Trump sought Moscow business deal while campaigning for president

Rachel Maddow reports on the myriad ties between Donald Trump and Russia that have come to light in contradiction of Trump denials, with the latest being the pursuit of a real estate deal backed by a state-run Russian bank while Trump was campaigning for president

 

Leak Exposes Ross Stake In Putin-Tied Company

Richard Engel explores the details of Donald Trump’s Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’s business connections to a company tied to Vladimir Putin, as exposed by the newly leaked Paradise Papers.

 

Russia shown to be early investor in Twitter, Facebook

Jesse Drucker, reporter for The New York Times, talks with Richard Engel about Russian investments through Yuri Milner in Facebook and Twitter.

 

New revelations show even deeper Russia ties to Trump circle

Richard Engel outlines the growing number of identified, if not immediately disclosed, connections between Donald Trump’s staff and family and Russian business and political interests.

 

 

Manafort indicted as dark past still coming to light
Richard Engel looks at the controversial and complex business dealings of former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, from his work in Ukraine to the millions of dollars from Russia processed through his off-shore companies.

 

Another Trump campaign tie to Russia exposed

Rachel Maddow looks at the many ways that Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been shown to be connected to Russian oligarchs and interests, including NBC News’ discovery of an additional $26 million loan.

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